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Ansel Elgort and Kevin Spacey star in this comedy thriller.
Filmmaking genius Edgar Wright has returned with another crime comedy epic entitled 'Baby Driver', starring Ansel Elgort and Kevin Spacey. Based on a previous music project of Wright's, the film is his first US venture and is set to arrive in August.
Ansel Elgort stars in 'Baby Driver'
The film follows a young man named Baby (Elgort) who happens to be an excellent getaway driver. He also has another unusual quirk; when he was a child, he was in a car accident that left him with a permanent ringing in his ears and as such constantly listens to music through his earphones to combat the sensation. It doesn't affect the way he works, however, and he's an indispensable part of Doc's (Spacey) criminal gang.
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Baby is a young man with a talent for driving and a love of music. As such, he uses his remarkable abilities as a getaway driver for a gang of criminals led by the ruthless Doc. Baby doesn't want to have to do this forever, but agrees to one more heist. Unfortunately, the probability of success is low, and his risk of death extremely high. When he meets a beautiful waitress named Deborah, he decides he wants to give up his life of crime once and for all - but Doc was never going to let him get away that easily. He risks life and limb attempting to leave town with the love of his life - trying his best to protect her because he knows that Doc wants to use her to get to him. He might be the best driver you'll find anywhere, but that doesn't give him much of a head start when an entire gang go after him.
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The increasingly stale Marvel formula gets a blast of fresh air in this rollocking adventure movie, which combines a steady stream of character-based comedy with action sequences that are integrated seamlessly into the plot. Like last summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, the film departs from the usual tired structure to joyously tell a story that's more than pure escapism.
Released from prison after a stint for burglary, Scott (Paul Rudd) is struggling to restart his life when he has an unexpected encounter with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), an inventor who needs his help. Hank's technology company is being steered away from his original vision to help mankind by his daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) and his protege Darren (Corey Stoll), who see a chance to make a lot of money by selling Hank's ideas to the highest bidder. Hank's biggest breakthrough is a suit that shrinks the wearer down to ant-size, allowing for all kinds of unexpected possibilities. Pushed into a corner, Scott starts learning how to master the suit. But his ex-wife (Judy Greer) is now engaged to a cop (Bobby Cannavale) who's keeping his eye on Scott.
One of director Peyton Reed's main challenges was to sell the whole idea of an insect-sized warrior, and he does that fairly effortlessly, revealing an increasingly cool series of possibilities in each action sequence. These set-pieces emerge organically from the story, combining comedy and exhilaratingly coherent action to push the narrative forward. One of the best moments is an encounter with one of the Avengers (Anthony Mackie's Falcon), which offers a strong hint about how Ant-Man can liven up the franchise as a whole. And the climactic sequence is an inspired collision of mind-bending effects and inventive humorous touches (Thomas the Tank Engine nearly steals the whole film). Plus two post-credit stings for the fanboys.
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Guillermo Del Toro, Edgar Wright and Chris Columbus - Shots of a variety of stars were photographed at the 2015 Film Society Awards ceremony, This year's award recipients included Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro, who received the San Francisco International Film Festival's Irving M. Levin Directing Award. Also American actor Richard Gere was honored with the Peter J. Owens Award. The awards ceremony was held at The Armory in San Francisco, California, United States - Monday 27th April 2015
Evangeline Lilly suggests Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' was far different from Peyton Reed's version.
With Edgar Wright on-board, Ant-Man was easily one of the most anticipated movies in recent years. Paul Rudd in the lead role was an intriguing and creative casting decision and support from Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas hinted that Wright and his collaborators were cooking up something special.
Paul Rudd as Scott Lang in Ant-Man
However, it became immediately apparent that Wright and Marvel were not meshing and the British filmmaker's vision for Hank Pym's story clearly wasn't in-line with the studio's ingredients for a money-maker.
Continue reading: So Here's Why Edgar Wright Pulled Out Of 'Ant-Man'
After leaving Ant-man, Wright is to direct Baby Driver, a film that has been in the pipeline for several years already.
After a storm of scepticism surrounding Edgar Wright’s decision to walk away from the future Marvel blockbuster Ant Man, the British director has instead turned his hand to a new project which promises to put a fresh spin on the action-packed crime film. Having shot to directorial superstardom after the incredibly successful ‘Cornetto Trilogy’, his collaboration with long-time friends Simon Pegg and Nick Frost which included the crowd-pleasers Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and World’s End, Wright has found himself as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand directors. Moreover, he has proved that he is unafraid to walk away from a project if he feels strongly perturbed by the direction it is being aimed toward by studio executives.
Wright left Ant Man after a prolonged dispute over the script
With Wright freed from Ant Man after script disputes, Baby Driver is reportedly being fast-tracked towards production, with the screenplay already being written following the Wright’s 2010 hit Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. Details on the film remain scarce, but a small amount of speculation has been addressed by the director in a series of interviews. As intrigued fans have pointed out, Baby Driver is also the name of a track from the iconic Simon and Garfunkle album Bridge Over Troubled Water. In an interview conducted in 2011, Wright conformed he had written a script that borders on being a musical, admitting that it would in many ways act as a departure for the director in terms of style.
Continue reading: Everything We Know About Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver'
The whole Yes-Man, Ant-Man thing would be too much for some. Not us.
After weeks of speculation following Edgar Wright’s high profile Ant-Man departure, a new director has finally been revealed: Peyton Reed will now helm the project starring Paul Rudd and set for release in 2015.
Peyton Reed at the premiere of 'Yes-Man' back in 2008
Reed is most notable for Yes-Man, the 2008 comedy starring Jim Carrey, but his most critically acclaimed work is 2000’s Bring It On. His highest grossing film is The Break Up, starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn.
Continue reading: Ant-Man's Yes-Man Is Peyton Reed. He's Directing The Film, Okay?
Why doesn't anyone want to tell Paul Rudd where to stand?
The Internet has definitely sided with Edgar Wright since he and Ant-Man unceremoniously split on May 23. That probably has something to do with Joss Whedon’s Twitter salute to the ex-Ant-Man man, but either way, a running joke has prevailed: no one wants to direct Ant-Man. Did we say Ant-Man enough? Ant-Man.
Nicholas Stoller Could Get The Job
It’s not exactly a desirably gig; the film already has a ridiculous amount of hype behind it, and whoever gets the job will have to stick to a tight schedule with a script that is still in flux. It’s the kind of situation the phrase ‘deep end’ was first uttered for.
The hunt for Edgar Wright’s replacement continues as Adam McKay drops out.
So Adam McKay is not directing Ant-Man. The Anchorman and Step Brothers director was said to be in ‘advanced’ talks with Marvel over the weekend, but by Monday he had taken himself out of the running, tweeting that he had “other projects”, he was committed to and he was “not sure it can work.” Sadly, we might have to echo McKay's words, since the departure of Wright we're not sure Ant-Man can work now either. Really, without Wright, is Ant-Man destined to be a doomed project?
Has Edgar Wright left an unfillable void in Ant-Man?
The Ant-Man movie was undoubtedly Edgar Wright’s baby. The ‘Cornetto trilogy’ director first became attached to the project officially in 2006 but he had actually been developing the story since 2003. His departure from the film last week initially came as a shock, but in hindsight, it might have been an unfortunate inevitability.
Continue reading: Will Marvel Ever Find The Right Man To Take Over ‘Ant-Man’?
With Adam McKay turning down directing 'Ant-Man,' is it time for Marvel to scrap the film entirely or look for other options?
Why doesn’t anyone want to direct 'Ant-Man'!? Well, I’m sure someone does, but for some reason, Marvel is having a bit of a difficult time trying to keep someone attached to the project. The superhero film had its first director, Edgar Wright, take over the reins all the way back in 2006, so it was definitely a blow when he decided to leave directing duties late last month. However, soon after, Marvel was in talks to enlist someone new already: 'Anchorman' director Adam McKay...but then he left too due to time restraints with his schedule.
Edgar Wright left the film after being involved for nearly a decade
So, where does 'Ant-Man' go from here? Does Marvel spend time sifting through candidates hoping to find one that's willing, or do they just give up and decide to can the film entirely? Though it’s a drastic measure, it’s safe to say that 'Ant-Man' isn’t exactly the most desirable or profitable superhero around, and there’s no telling how the movie could perform at the box office. If Marvel did scrap it, perhaps they could focus their efforts on a new flick for one of their other characters: what about She-Hulk or a Ms. Marvel movie? Chances are it’s not going to be scrapped and a new director will be announced eventually, but who’s best fit for the position?
Continue reading: The 5 Directors That Could Rescue Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
Ant-Man will not be directed by Edgar Wright, or Adam McKay.
Following the departure of Edgar Wright, Anchorman director Adam McKay was being courted to direct Ant-Man for Disney and Marvel though has passed up the opportunity. It seemed a strange direction for the movie to be heading in, though the heavyweight studios are likely to have been attracted to McKay's long history with lead star Paul Rudd.
Adam McKay Will Not Direct Ant-Man
Wright, who last directed The World's End, had been attached to the superhero movie since 2006 though resigned last week over creative differences. It left Disney scrambling around for a director late on Friday night and they would have confident in landing McKay before the comedy filmmaker rejected their advances.
Continue reading: Does Anybody Out There Want To Direct 'Ant-Man'?
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@LazlosGhost @TheEricGoldman @MarkHarrisNYC Not up to me!
@pottertardis A good question. Need to dive into some new music : but I do like that @lauramarlinghq song 'Soothing'.
@TheEricGoldman @MarkHarrisNYC I think I did 4 in all. I loved doing them so much but they were a huge amount of work. So we shall see.
@MarkHarrisNYC Quite a way to see 18 movies. https://t.co/0trlAvdetq
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@MarkHarrisNYC I brought ringers in to introduce with me: directors, writers, actors who did love it, then watched on a big screen. Heaven.
@MarkHarrisNYC I did a season at the New Beverly in '11 called 'Movies Edgar Has Never Seen'. Was one of the most fun things I've ever done.
@edgarwright Art by @monsieurgordon. https://t.co/dXesB5Oyuz
@edgarwright Art by @tristanyoungart. https://t.co/JvMYsRxgRi
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@thatsAlibi @bloodredshoes No. It's supposed to be BRS playing in the club before 'Clash' come onstage.
@bloodredshoes @thatsAlibi So good! Great to hear your song in there too.
@thatsAlibi Both movies feature 'It's Getting Boring By The Sea' by @bloodredshoes. Still an ace tune. https://t.co/PHHEb7iF4A
@thatsAlibi No. But I did jump from my seat when I heard @bloodredshoes on the score. I also adore 'Giddy Stratospheres' by Long Blondes.
@ErikDavis @MitigatedText Bring me 40 tickets stubs and I will Fed Ex you a second hand WRX.
@realrrbecca @cameronesposito I concur!
So 'Michael Bolton's Big Sexy Valentine's Special' on Netflix is supremely silly and most hilarious.
As epitaphs go, being able to say you invented rock and roll as we know it, is pretty incredible. https://t.co/fdvw69yO2s
@papadoc5656 @Rodriguez No, but we plan to in time for the summer release.
@DavidKHarbour My finest minute.
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